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This shows who we are: Lionel Messi

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 16: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with Philippe Coutinho of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou on April 16, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Messi and Barcelona trashed Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals after a fantastic football performance.

With two goals tonight, Lionel Messi helped Spanish La Liga club Barcelona to defeat English Premier League side Manchester United 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.

The game was part of leg two of the Quarterfinals and sees the Blaugrana advance to the Semifinals after a 4-0 aggregate result.

And after the match, Argentinean superstar Lionel Messi spoke to the press on what it means defeating the Red Devils.

“This is a spectacular win, this shows who we are,” he was quoted by Sport.

“We were a bit cold and nervous in the first five minutes, I don’t know if the result from the first leg was a bit strange, but afterward we took control and played spectacular football.”

He explained his first goal: “It was lucky that it went in, I hit it hard, the second was a bit luckier, but the important thing is we got through the quarter-finals, which we haven’t done for some time.”

“We cannot come out like this in any Champions League game. We said that from the start, we have the Rome experience, you can’t make life hard for yourself because one mistake and you’re knocked out. We have to be aware of that.”

“Juve’s defeat says it all, Liverpool, Porto, whoever it will be, it will be hard, these are the best teams (left in),” he continued.

“We go step by step, little by little. Now we have to finish La Liga which is on track and not relaxes and later we can take on the semis as they deserve (to be approached).”